The Bookshare team receives many questions about everything from who qualifies and what membership costs to the types of ebooks in the collection and how to read them. Read on for answers to frequently asked questions and other mysteries.
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Do you want to learn more about the benefits of Bookshare Individual Memberships? Watch a replay of a recent webinar and discover how to empower learning, increase reading independence, and save time by giving students Individual Memberships.
In 2020, students with reading barriers relied on Bookshare to deliver the books they needed to survive school shutdowns and distance learning, and Bookshare will carry them through 2021 and beyond.
October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. It’s important to leverage #DyslexiaStrengths and provide appropriate intervention to open up pathways to learning for students with dyslexia and other learning disabilities.
Reading is critical for learning, and for schools that have adopted a distance learning environment during the pandemic, getting printed books into students’ hands can be difficult. And, for students that have reading barriers like dyslexia, blindness, or cerebral palsy, getting books in alternative formats can be even more challenging. A recent webinar provided valuable information on digital resources that help students read and learn anytime and anywhere. Read the key takeaways and watch the webinar recording.
Distance learning is here to stay, so parents need reliable and effective online resources to help their child continue to learn and grow. Bookshare’s ebook library is a proven lifesaver that helps parents support their children with special needs and their learning, whether it takes place in school or at home.
With so much uncertainty in the school environment, one thing teachers can count on is a reliable source of ebooks for special education students. Bookshare has over 900,000 ebooks that support distance. learning anywhere and anytime.
Even though most aspects of summer 2020 are uncertain, the joys of summer reading are available 24/7 to all Bookshare members through the #AllInTogether Summer Read-a-thon and the 200K challenge.
Assistive technology tools and online resources like Bookshare can help students with disabilities during this time of distance learning.